Holding an IP Awareness Day in your school involves organising the following factors before the event:
IP TEACHER COORDINATORS
The school should designate at least one teacher-coordinator for each school or section. These teachers will be the contact between EUIPO and/or the national IP office and the school to ensure flow of information and the smooth running of the event.
EUIPO or the national IP Office will run a pre-event teacher training programme which can be delivered to teacher coordinators. The aims of the teacher training are:
- to provide teachers with a basic introduction to IP concepts and tools and the links to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship;
- to provide an overview of the objectives of the IP Awareness Day, the materials to be used and the role the teachers will play.
PARENTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES
The involvement of parents or representatives of the local community as key speakers or workshop hosts is highly recommended. People working in IP intensive businesses, science and innovation and the creative arts are the obvious candidates.
For more details see Inspiring Workshops on the Activities page.
RESOURCES TO PREPARE THE EVENT
Please download below the resources that can help with your preparation:
- IP Awareness Day booklet
- email to inform parents about the event
- email to inform teachers about the event
- IP leaflet for teachers
These materials can be provided in different languages subject to request.